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Dr Rochelle Simmons

MA (Auck) PhD (Tor)

Email rochelle.simmons@otago.ac.nzSimmons Web
Phone 64 3 479 7743
Office 1S10
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin

Mail Department of English & Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


Expertise

Modern and Contemporary Fiction; Literature and Cinema; Literature and the Visual

Teaching

ENGL 222 Contemporary American Fiction
ENGL 334 Textuality and Visuality
ENGL 477 A Topic in American Literature: Cubism in Literature and Film

Possible Supervision

Has supervised and is prepared to supervise twentieth-century and contemporary literature and film; authors and film-makers include Berger, Ondaatje, DeLillo, and Campion. Also literature and the visual arts; modernism and post-modernism.

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Publications

Simmons, R. (2010). John Berger's revolutionary narratives. In L. Forster & S. Harper (Eds.), British culture and society in the 1970s: The lost decade. (pp. 14-23). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Simmons, R. (2016). Propaganda by deed: Provocation, primitivism, and politics in John Berger's writing. In Y. Gunaratnam & A. Chandan (Eds.), A jar of wild flowers: Essays in celebration of John Berger. (pp. 307-319). London, UK: Zed Books.

Simmons, R. (1998). In the Skin of a Lion as a Cubist Novel. University of Toronto Quarterly, 67(3), 699-714.

Simmons, R. (2009). The suburb in Jane Campion's films. In H. Radner, A. Fox & I. Bessière (Eds.), Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. (pp. 175-186). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Simmons, R. (2007). The Piano. In G. Mayer & K. Beattie (Eds.), The cinema of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 149-155). London: Wallflower Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Simmons, R. (2016). Propaganda by deed: Provocation, primitivism, and politics in John Berger's writing. In Y. Gunaratnam & A. Chandan (Eds.), A jar of wild flowers: Essays in celebration of John Berger. (pp. 307-319). London, UK: Zed Books.

Simmons, R. (2010). John Berger's revolutionary narratives. In L. Forster & S. Harper (Eds.), British culture and society in the 1970s: The lost decade. (pp. 14-23). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Simmons, R. (2009). The suburb in Jane Campion's films. In H. Radner, A. Fox & I. Bessière (Eds.), Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. (pp. 175-186). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Simmons, R. (2007). The Piano. In G. Mayer & K. Beattie (Eds.), The cinema of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 149-155). London: Wallflower Press.

Simmons, R. (2005). The postmodern Piano. In C. Gibson & L. Marr (Eds.), New windows on a woman's world. (pp. 402-417). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of English, University of Otago.

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Journal - Research Article

Simmons, R. (2013). Suburban metropolis: The city in Peter Wells' cinema. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 7(1), 77-86. doi: 10.1386/sac.7.1.77_1

Simmons, R. (2003). Border crossings: Representations of North American culture in Bruce McDonald's Highway 61. Cineaction, 61, 58-61.

Simmons, R. (1998). In the Skin of a Lion as a Cubist Novel. University of Toronto Quarterly, 67(3), 699-714.

Simmons, R. (1996). Driving Force: Narrative in Lee Tamahoris Television Advertisements and Once Were Warriors. Media International Australia, 80(May), 27-31.

Simmons, R. (1996). Postmodern theory/beyond aestheics. AUMLA, 85(May), 113-114.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2017, September). I want to go to Collage: On John Berger and Ali Smith. Verbal presentation at the John Berger Now Conference, Canterbury, UK.

Simmons, R. (2017, August). Suburban house as icon: Final act. Verbal presentation at the Screenwriting Research Network Conference: Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and Real, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Simmons, R. (2015, June). What in the world was postmodernism? Or Marxist modernism? Verbal presentation at the What [in the World] Was Postmodernism? Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Simmons, R. (2015, April). Revolutionary modernism or political modernism? Verbal presentation at the Camero-Stylo Conference: Intersections in Literature & Cinema, Sydney, Australia.

Simmons, R. (2014, October). John Berger's novel G. as a material text. Verbal presentation at the Dunedin School of Art/Otago Centre for the Book Symposium: Art and Book/Against the Odds, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Simmons, R. (2014, September). Ways of seeing, gazing and looking. Verbal presentation at the Thinking with John Berger Conference, Cardiff, UK.

Simmons, R. (2013, June). From margins to circles: Berger and Tanner’s cosmopolitanism. Verbal presentation at the 23rd International Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow, UK.

Simmons, R. (2012, September). Berger's reconfigured gaze. Keynote presentation at the Ways of Seeing John Berger Conference, London, UK.

Simmons, R. (2012, September). Gender and the visual in John Berger’s writings. Verbal presentation at the Gender and Visual Representation Conference, Winchester, UK.

Simmons, R. (2010, March). The city in New Zealand film. Verbal presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) @ 50 Conference: Archiving the Future/Mobilizing the Past, Los Angeles, California.

Simmons, R. (2010, November-December). Dialectics and desire in Tanner and Berger's trilogy. Verbal presentation at the XVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand: Cinema, Modernity and Modernism, Sydney, Australia.

Simmons, R. (2009, November). Haunted urban spaces in New Zealand cinema. Verbal presentation at the Interdisciplinary Themes Conference: The City: Culture, Society, Technology, Vancouver, Canada.

Simmons, R. (2006, June). Aesthetics and politics in John Berger's G. Verbal presentation at the On Space Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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